Choosing the Right Sunscreen
About buying the right sunscreen, Dr. Janelle Vega, Dermatologist with Baptist Health South Florida, recommends looking for the SPF factor, which has to be at least 15. “I usually encourage people to use 30 or more, because we always tend to put less than what we need. So, if you’re starting off with a higher SPF factor you’re in a better position for putting on enough”.
She says people with disorders that are sensitive to heat, like melasma, want to stick to sunscreen that are physical blockers, because that absorbing of the energy can create heat.